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Game of Thrones - Season 7 - Jim Broadbent Cast in Significant Role

31 Aug 2016

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Game of Thrones has cast its first new season 7 role.

The fantasy hit has signed Oscar winner Jim Broadbent for the eagerly anticipated penultimate season, EW has learned exclusively.

The veteran British performer’s credits range from the films Time Bandits, Brazil and Bridget Jones’s Diary, to his Emmy-nominated title role in the series Longford, to a recurring role in the Harry Potter franchise (he played Horace Slughorn). Broadbent also won best supporting actor for his role in the 2001 film Iris.

So who does Broadbent play on Game of Thrones?

That’s where our news stops and your speculation begins. We only know that Broadbent’s role is “significant.” The spoiler-adverse GoT team doesn’t want to say anything yet about who the actor is playing on the series. Some vague casting descriptions have leaked in recent weeks, but oftentimes such character rundowns sent to casting agents are deliberately deceptive because producers assume they will find their way online.